Richard E. Turley Jr. serves as managing director of the Family and Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His responsibilities include management of the Church Archives and Records Center, the Church History Library, the Museum of Church History and Art, and the Granite Mountain Records Vault. He is also responsible for the management of the Church’s worldwide family history operations, including hundreds of documentary microfilming and digital imaging projects, oversight of the Family History Library, and support for thousands of branch Family History Centers on six continents. He is a member of the editorial board for The Papers of Joseph Smith and general editor of The Journals of George Q. Cannon series. His book Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992) is an oft-cited history of the famous Hofmann forgery-murder case of the 1980s. Along with Ronald W. Walker and Glen M. Leonard, he is currently writing a book on the Mountain Meadows Massacre that will be published by Oxford University Press.
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